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    Mixtape: The Bay Area’s Standout Hip Hop and R&B Producers

Mixtape: The Bay Area’s Standout Hip Hop and R&B Producers

This episode first ran on KQED.org.

Download: Mixtape: The Bay Area's Standout Hip Hop and R&B Producers (Podcast #426)

The Bay Area's vibrant hip hop and R&B scenes include a wealth [...]

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Mixtape: Highlights from Bay Area Music in 2017

This episode originally ran on KQED.org.


Download: Mixtape: Highlights from Bay Area Music in 2017 (Podcast #419)

With each passing day, 2017 appears increasingly determined to solidify its place as the [...]

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    Rexx Life Raj wraps 2017 with second album debut, “Father Figure 2: Flourish”

Rexx Life Raj wraps 2017 with second album debut, “Father Figure 2: Flourish”

Faraji Wright is living his best Rexx Life on his new record, "Father Figure 2: Flourish". Better known as Rexx Life Raj, the Berkeley rapper has spent 2017 doing [...]

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    Rexx Life Raj and Rayana Jay headline Anchor Steam-hosted showcase

Rexx Life Raj and Rayana Jay headline Anchor Steam-hosted showcase

If you haven't been paying attention to the new wave of hip-hop and R&B emerging from the Bay Area, Berkeley's Rexx Life Raj and Richmond's Rayana Jay wouldn't be [...]

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Rexx Life Raj releases new video for “Handheld GPS”

Words by Nina Tabios

In the digital age, you need to disconnect sometimes. In his new video “Handheld GPS,” Berkeley artist Rexx Life Raj bolts east to Yosemite National Park [...]

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Best of 2016: Pranav Trewn’s Bay Area Rap Hall of Fame

You’ll probably hear that 2016 hip-hop belonged to Atlanta.

This is the year the region’s most prominent ambassadors cemented their status as national icons. Young Thug released three increasingly excellent [...]

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Rexx Life Raj owes it all to Berkeley

...and hard work, and strong collaborators...but also the burrito bowls at Berkeley Bowl.

Rexx Life Raj is committed to repping Berkeley. It’s one of the first things you come to [...]

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    Mixtape: Over a dozen of the Bay Area’s best new and emerging rap artists

Mixtape: Over a dozen of the Bay Area’s best new and emerging rap artists

(Originally posted at KQED Arts)


Download: Mixtape: Over a Dozen of the Bay Area's Best New and Emerging Rap Artists (Podcast #386)

We haven't done a deep dive into the independent [...]

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